We, as developers, need resources when it comes to learning a new skill or technology. To complicate matters, each of us employ different techniques to learn. Some developers, for example, prefer to immediately get their hands dirty by writing "hello, world". Others prefer a more traditional approach; learning in a more structured manner, seeing the underlying concepts before the code. As for myself, I've found that sheer brute force is my preferred approach. It usually takes a number of hours, banging my head on the wall until a concept finally sinks in:

But, I digress.

A few weeks ago, we lauched the Kendo UI Dojo ; an interactive environment designed to help you get up and running with Kendo UI quickly, no downloads needed. So far, it's been quite popular with helping developers to better understand what Kendo UI is and how it works.

We've worked incredibly hard at building and maintaining the learning resources you need to be successful with Kendo UI . Some examples include this blog, our forums , our new documentation site (available on GitHub at kendo-docs ), or the Kendo UI Dojo . Until recently, one of the challenges we had faced was providing an online set of screencasts to help developers walk step-by-step through the fundamentals of application development with Kendo UI.

Enter Pluralsight .

Folks who know me are well aware of my love for Pluralsight . If you haven't heard of them before then you owe it to yourself to check them out. Simply put: Pluralsight has some of the best online training for developers who are looking to improve their skills and increase their understanding. Period. They have over 350 courses, covering a boat-load of different topics, including JavaScript and web frameworks. In fact, last month, Keith Burnell published a course last month featuring Kendo UI! His course, Introduction To Kendo UI features nearly 2.5 hours of Kendo UI goodness , covering widgets, the Kendo UI framework, Kendo UI Web, Kendo UI DataViz, Kendo UI Mobile, and Kendo UI Complete for ASP.NET MVC. Here's a description of the course:

Today, more than ever, users are demanding a rich interactive web experience and developing those types of web applications requires you to have a vast array of tooling in your developer tool belt. This includes MVVM frameworks, validation frameworks and frameworks to handle mobile devices. In this course you will be introduced Kendo UI, an exciting new JavaScript toolset that provides all the tooling you need to deliver fast, rich, responsive and interactive web applications in a single package.

Here's an excerpt from Keith's course entitled, "En-Gauge Your Users with Kendo UI" where he provides a quick overview of building an application that features the Linear Gauge and Radial Gauge of Kendo UI DataViz :

It's an excellent course and one that I'd recommend watching. Of course, you'll have to pay for a subscription but trust me, it's really worth it. Note: They also have free, trials that - in the words of Pluralsight - give you "access to the whole enchilada for 10 days." Courses like these will help short-circuit the time necessary to understand Kendo UI (along with other topics as well).

Check it out!


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John Bristowe

John Bristowe is a member of the Developer Relations team at Progress. He specialises in web and mobile app development.

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